COLTS NECK, NJ: It was a full house recently for the Gladiators Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) official grand opening of their facility located in the Colts Neck Shopping Center, 420 NJ-34 Suite 317, in Colts Neck. Owners Frank and Margie Barclay warmly welcomed guests as they entered. Mayor JP Bartolomeo congratulated the Barclay family on their new business, welcoming them to Colts Neck and wishing them great success. With the snip of the Colts Neck Business Association scissors, it was official. Although they only opened their doors in September, Gladiators MMA has already built a community of martial arts enthusiasts. Many adults and children are currently enrolled in their programs. They offer world class training to men, woman, and children at all different levels. Among many programs they offer Kids Mixed Martial Arts, Adult and Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Coed and Women's Kickboxing. Gladiators MMA has outstanding instructors such as Fabiow Medeiros, a 1st degree black belt under Renzo Gracie and a judo brown belt under Clyde Worthen, and Coach Billy Markle, winner of the New Jersey Diamond Gloves Title.
The owner Frank Barclay said, "This is my first location but I have been involved in Martial Arts all of my life. My background is in the United States Army and I retired from the Department of Homeland Security. We love Colts Neck, everyone has been so warm and welcoming. We offer classes from early in the morning until late at night. You can do private lessons or class training. Our kids programs are really building up quickly and our teen programs as well. We are now offering after school programs for kids and teens, where they enjoy snacks, complete their homework, play games and attend martial arts classes all while building on discipline, respect, self-control, confidence, etc. It's a great way for children and teems to socialize. We are so happy we chose to build our business in Monmouth County." Gladiator MMA offers discounts for all military and law enforcement families.
TAPinto also spoke with Frank's wife, co-owner Margie Barclay who commented, "Gladiators MMA is all about making you healthier in mind, body and spirit. We have a children's instructor focused on anti-bullying and confidence building and the program focuses on martial arts but so much more like voice control and posturing. We really want to help youth through our programs here at Gladiators MMA."
According the the Gladiators MMA website, their mission is to: "Offer world-class training to men, women and children at all fitness levels, and martial arts backgrounds. Gladiators MMA offers athletic programs for everyone and provides training for not only athletes, but all individuals looking to learn new skills, get in shape, have fun, and join the Gladiators community." For more information visit their website here.
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